Hildegard Hix papers
Scope and Contents
The Hildegard Hix Collection contains I. Articles of newspaper clippings from 1995-2008. II. Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments Reports from board of directors meetings. Various III. Rocky Flats Documents that contain letters, reports, correspondence, propaganda, maps, and plans regarding Rocky Flats. The Hix collection also houses numerous papers Hildegard Hix collected annually on the IV. League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, Colorado and a special section on projects undertaken by the league of Women Voters, V. League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, Colorado: Resource Management and Environmental Advocacy which looks specifically at issues that threaten the environment and people of Jefferson County, Colorado, with a special focus on Rocky Flats Nuclear waste.
- Creation: 1980 - 2005
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Hildegard Hix was on the Arvada Economic Development Association (AEDA) board of directors from 1978 until she resigned in 1997. The League of Women Voters studies topics on three levels. The national study items are chosen at the be-annual national convention. State studies are selected at the state convention, and local issues are decided upon by the member ship at their annual meeting. Thus, you will see United Nations studies on the national level, perhaps state education, or campaign reform on state level, and items of local/county concern at the local level. In some cases there may be metro leagues formed. Such was the case in the early 1970s when the Denver Metro area was finding that some problems cannot be solved by a single governmental entity and was working on the formation of the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG). League of Women Voters is a bottom up organization where all decisions are made by a consensus of the participants. They make the decisions on what to study at program planning meetings, on all levels. Some Studies are done to generate a consensus, some studies are done to update past studies, and some studies are purely informational. Education is an ever present study on the state and local levels. The majority of materials in this collection are in the growth and environmental areas, as these are topics that Hildegard Hix worked on. The land acquisitions, water issues, perception of cleanliness, and the building of the Beltway were of great interest to Arvada. Many citizens fought Arvada over sprawl, environmental issues, water, and the decisions made concerning the Rocky Flats. Hix was particularly involved in special topics involving environmental issues such as nuclear waste clean-up, land use, air pollution, solid waste disposal, and population growth. League work on energy began in the 1970s; in 1975 the LWVUs adopted a position supporting energy conservation as national policy. In 1976, the LWVUS board approved guidelines to implement the position. Since then, the League has made conservation the crux of its energy agenda, recognizing that the conservation of energy guarantees major long term benefits. The 1979 League council recommended that the LWVUS board review application of the Energy position to nuclear energy. The board subsequently determined that the League would work to minimize reliance on nuclear fission.
5 linear feet (12 Boxes)
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Hildegard F. Hix was an active member of the the League of Women Voters in Jefferson County, Colorado. She was an advocate for the people’s voice, and the woman’s voice in politics, environmental and social issues. She took a special interest in the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant and closely followed the governmental decision making process regarding the “Clean Up” of Rocky Flats. Her papers enhance our collections regarding the Rocky Flats Nuclear weapons Plant and the League of Women Voters Collection. The collection consists of written materials concerning Rocky Flats, including RFCLOG packets, studies, e-mails, and newspaper articles. The collection also includes written materials including study materials for meetings on League of Women Voters (LWV) issues. This includes studies from National (LWVUS), State (LWVCO), and local Jefferson County (LWV Jeffco).
This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1: Rocky Flats Articles, 1995-2008 Series 2: Rocky Flats Coalition of Local Governments Reports, 2000-2005 Series 3: Rocky Flats Documents, 1998-2005 Series 4: League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, Colorado Resource Management, 1963-2006 Series 5: League of Women Voters of Jefferson County, Colorado: Resource Management and Environmental Advocacy, 1974-1997
- Processed and Reformatted by Ella Salvator, 2014. Transcribed by Katelyn Morken, July 2018.
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